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7. Safety in Gas Appliances

This Association for Science Education (ASE) publication about safety in gas appliances was developed in association with the British Gas Corporation. At the time, this was the only gas industry in the world to be involved in every aspect of gas supply.

The booklet contained guidance for teachers and notes...

3. Industrial Use of Micro-organisms

This Association for Science Education (ASE) publication about the industrial use of micro-organisms was developed in association with Nipa Laboratories Ltd. At the time, the company was recognised throughout the world as a specialist in the production of microbiocides for use as preservatives and antioxidants,...

Children and Plastics, Stages One and Two and Background

This Science 5/13 unit for teachers Plastics for stages one and two is concerned with children’s exploration of the man-made plastics in the world around. It is not concerned with the chemistry or the production of plastics but with the variety and uses of plastics. The unit falls into two main sections. The first...

Coloured Things, Stages One and Two

This Science 5/13 unit for teachers Coloured things stages one and two provides suggestions for children's activities some of which relate directly to colour itself whilst others use an interest in coloured things as a springboard to other areas of investigation. Each chapter has an environmental theme rich in...


This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to enable students to design circuits to meet specific needs. The plan was also to help students to realise the range of electronics problems which they can solve by taking a systems approach.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in...

Structures and Forces, Stage One and Two

This resource suggests classroom activities based on observations of structures such as building, bridges and some natural structures. Students build models to investigate the strength of different structures and materials. There is a list of materials mentioned in the Unit, although the sources suggested need to...

Working with Wood, Stages One and Two

The Science 5/13 unit for teachers Working with wood stages one and two contains suggestions for practical activity relating to wood. It includes comment on ways of starting work, suggestions for children's activities and guidance about the materials they might use. It aims to show how working with a familiar...

10. Electronics of Control Systems

In these experiments students make and test circuits to investigate a range of effects:

Section A: Transforming a d.c. power supply
*Experiment A(i): Step-up voltage regulator
*Experiment A(ii): Step-down voltage regulator
*Experiment A(iii): High current step-down regulator

Dyes and Dyeing

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities which investigate dyes and dyeing.

1. Introduction
2. Vegetable dyes
3. Fastness of dyes
4. Mineral dyes
5. Synthetic dyes - development of the industry
6. Synthetic dyes...


This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities in which students can produce their own enamelled objects using copper. Some projects can be undertaken by some students in Key Stage Two whilst others are suitable for Key Stage Three or Four students. These activities may be used...


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